Hymn of the day July 2021

Jesus was passing through Jericho: Ian Sharp

Jesus was passing through Jericho[1] Alan Gaunt (1935 – ) Tune: JERICHO SONG – A. Ian Sharp (1943 – ) Text and tune © Stainer & Bell Ltd, PO Box 110, 23 Gruneisen Road, LONDON N3 1DZ, www.stainer.co.uk. Email: post@stainer.co.uk [1] Alan Gaunt, Delight that Never Dies: Hymn Texts 1997-2003 by Alan Gaunt: (London: Stainer and Bell, 2003), no. 6. Ian …

Hymn of the day July 2021

Our Father, Thou in heav’n above: Ian Sharp

Our Father, Thou in heav’n above [‘Vater unser im Himmelreich’][1] Martin Luther (1483-1546), tr. Catherine Winkworth (1827-1878) Public Domain Tune: VATER UNSER, Anon. Schumann, 1539 Public Domain [1] Text and tune published in Valentin Schumann, Geistliche Liede  (Leipzig: 1539). Ian Sharp Our Father, Thou in heav’n above, Who biddest us to dwell in love, As brethren of one family, And …

Short Guide No 28: How Choirs Contribute to the Singing and Interpretation of Hymns

How Choirs Contribute to the Singing and Interpretation of Hymns Sing, choirs of angels’; ‘Sing, sing, ye heavenly choir’; ‘How shall I keep from singing?’ Choirs, harmonious and heavenly Hymns are eminently flexible and can be sung by individuals or by larger groups of people making up a congregation. What, then, is the role of a choir in the singing …

Praise the Lord with sound-waves – Ian Sharp

Elizabeth Cosnett (1936 – ) Elizabeth Cosnett: Praise the Lord with sound-waves © Copyright 1989 Stainer & Bell Ltd, 23 Gruneisen Road, London N3 1DZ, www.stainer.co.uk. Used by permission. Ian Sharp Music, Praise and Silence Amid all the disconcerting news about the coronavirus it came as a shock to hear that communal singing would be banned. No hymns, no hymn …

Bulletin 293 Volume 21 No12 Autumn 2017

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Short Guide No 13: Using Hymns in All-Age Worship

Some services are designated as ‘all-age’. What does this imply? Ideally, all worship should be suitable for everyone in a worshipping community. ‘Our Father’ should mean what it says, without alienating people because of their age or cultural background. So, the term ‘all-age’ usually means a service for both adults and children, with a special emphasis on families. The potential …

Short Guide No 9: Our Musical Resources are Limited; What Can We Sing?

Successful congregational singing entails careful, imaginative organisation. We need not emulate the local choral society but our singing must be the best we can offer; nothing less will be good enough. Plan ahead Distinguish between general and seasonal material; the familiar and the unfamiliar; and music for intimate gatherings and for more formal liturgical celebrations. Consider who might feel challenged …

Short Guide No 5: How Can We Encourage the Use of Hymns in Worship?

Some ideas to be shared with worship leaders Have a suitable range of hymns available to illustrate the session. A group of well prepared musicians is a great asset! You must involve the audience throughout and be sensitive to people’s interests and concerns. Encourage participation and aim to stimulate discussion which leads to positive outcomes. These notes represent one way …

Bulletin 255 Volume 18 No10 April 2008

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Bulletin 247 Volume 18 No2 April 2006

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